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Orest_iy
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Is it possible to duplicate a Material within the same Physical Assets?

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11-02-2013 09:33 AM

When I duplicate the Material in the Material Browser all appearance and Physical properties are duplicated too.

So I must accept or assign the new unique names for appearance and Physical purposes of Material.

In my case I need, for example, the same Material with different appearance, for example knurled and regular.

 

I cannot save the new Material with existing Physical properties name and it makes unwanted copies like Steel(1), Steel(2) in Assets.

 

After I made a copy I can reassign the Physical properties back to existing but it takes a time of replacing assets and deleting unwanted copies.

 

Is it possible to make a copy within the same Physical Assets?

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Re: Is it possible to duplicate a Material within the same Physical Assets?

11-02-2013 10:06 AM in reply to: Orest_iy

Yes you can, this link should help: http://help.autodesk.com/cloudhelp/2014/ENU/Inventor/files/GUID-15A55781-4AEA-4C34-9060-F25CF02EE3E5...

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Re: Is it possible to duplicate a Material within the same Physical Assets?

11-02-2013 11:51 AM in reply to: blair

Than you

I found the reqired solution

 

In the Material Editor toolbar, click , 0+ and then click Duplicate Material. A material is created from the selected material

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